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Nudra construction passes 20% milestone on Saadiyat Island

IMKAN gives 2019 completion date for 2,400sqm development in Abu Dhabi

Property developer IMKAN says Nudra, its 2,400sqm development within Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District in Abu Dhabi, is 20% complete and will be ready for full handover in July 2019.

IMKAN broke ground on the development earlier this year and is building 37 ‘luxury villas’. It says the beachfront units are currently being graded and hoarded, ready for handover before year-end.

Nudra is being constructed by a joint-venture between the UK’s Wates (a renowned UK company that has executed highly skilled restoration works on Buckingham Palace and locally on Qasr Al Hosn)  and UAE-based construction and civil engineering firm Eastern. Award winning architect Meisa Batayneh Maani, principal architect at Maisam Architects and Engineers, is acting as chief designer of the development.

In a statement, IMKAN added that: “Site offices are well-established and the first stage foundation work, including the bulk excavation, dewatering and the installation of over 1,500 piles, has been successfully completed. Furthermore, 11 out of the 32 villa basements are ready and five of the ground floor slabs already cast, with the remainder set to follow in quick succession.”

“IMKAN is fast gaining a strong reputation in this market because of our ability to differentiate ourselves from our competitors through projects such as Nudra that bring the notion of place-making to life,” said Walid El-Hindi, CEO, IMKAN. “We believe in building enriched communities and spaces that allow for human interaction – going beyond just providing housing. With Nudra, we are introducing a concept of customized fit outs (shell and core) while simultaneously setting new benchmarks for community-living. With its ability to offer bespoke properties that cater to the individual needs of customers, IMKAN’s developments have achieved high uptake among potential investors and end users.”

Limestone to clad the external elevations has been quarried and is now being cut and finished with the first batch due to arrive at the site later this month. The building structures are already starting to rise above ground level, giving purchasers an increasing sense of the scale of these luxurious villas. The ‘shell and core’ finish will enable purchasers to fully customize their interiors, said IMKAN

It added: “The construction of the hillside retaining wall at the rear of the project is also now complete. This structure is designed to support the gentle rising hill that is located approximately six meters above the entrance level, providing villas at the rear with magnificent views of both the Arabian Sea and the Louvre Abu Dhabi.  Formation of the beach is also progressing well with completion forecast for February 2019.”

“We are very pleased with the progress we have achieved to date on this exceptional project that is set to put design-oriented living in focus,” commented Richard Larmer, senior director – Development, IMKAN. “The quality of the Nudra development is evident from the top-tier architecture and design contracts being awarded to experts in our field. At IMKAN, we are committed to delivering our projects in a timely and credible manner. Nudra reinforces our pledge to enhance the UAE’s residential and commercial landscape through new and exciting offerings.”

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